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Citizens Council reports

Following each meeting the Council submits a report to NICE's Board that may be used to inform the Institute's work and the work of the independent groups and experts who develop NICE guidelines and appraisals for the NHS.

All reports published by the Citizens Council:

  • Report 16: Social care values
    What aspects of benefit, cost and need should NICE take into account when developing social care guidance? (24-25 January 2013)
  • Report 15: Discounting
    How should NICE assess future costs and health benefits? (3-4 November 2011)
  • Report 14: Incentives
    In what circumstances are incentives to promote individual behaviour change an acceptable way of promoting the health of the public? (20-22 May 2010)
  • Report 13: Smoking and harm reduction
    NICE's Citizens Council met to discuss smoking and harm reduction. (15-17 October 2009)
  • Report 12: Innovation
    NICE's Citizens Council met to discuss innovation in health care. (28-30 May 2009)
  • Report 11: Departing from the threshold
    In what circumstances should NICE recommend interventions where the cost per QALY is above the threshold range of £20-30,000? (27-29 November 2008)
  • Report 10: Quality adjusted life years (QALYs) and severity of illness
    Should NICE and its advisory bodies take into account the severity of a disease when making decisions? (31 January - 2 February 2008)
  • Report 9: Patient safety
    How should solutions be developed to reduce or prevent harm to patients while under the care of the NHS? (7-9 June 2007)
  • Report 8: "Only In Research"
    In what circumstances is it justified for NICE to recommend that an intervention is used only in the context of research? (25-27 January 2007)
  • Report 7: Health inequalities
    Which of two broad health inequality strategies would be more appropriate for NICE to follow? (8-10 June 2006)
  • Report 6: Rule of rescue
    Is there a preference to save the life of people in imminent danger of dying? (28-28 January 2006)
  • Report 5: Mandatory public health measures
    NICE's Citizens Council were asked to suggest principles that should govern the imposition of public health measures on the UK population. (30 June - 2 July 2005)
  • Report 4: Ultra orphan drugs
    NICE's Citizens Council were asked to advise on whether or not the NHS should be prepared to pay premium prices for drugs to treat patients with very rare diseases. (18-19 November 2004)
  • Report 3: Confidential enquiries
    NICE's Citizens Council were asked about their views on the use of patient information obtained from medical records by the National Confidential Enquiries. (13-15 May 2004)
  • Report 2: Age
    Are there circumstances in which the age of a person should be taken into account when NICE is making a decision about how treatments should be used in the NHS? (8-10 May and 20-22 November 2003)
  • Report 1: Clinical need
    What should NICE take into account when making decisions about clinical need? (21-23 November 2002)

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